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Municipality of Ma'aleh Edumim (Israel, West Bank Occupied Territories)

Iriyat Ma'aleh Edumim

Last modified: 2004-12-29 by santiago dotor
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[Municipality of Ma'aleh Edumim (Israel, West Bank Occupied Territories)]
by Dov Gutterman | 2:3

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Ma'aleh Edumim (biblical name from Joshua 9) is situated 7 km east of Jerusalem on the Jerusalem-Dead Sea road. Est. 1975, a municipality since October 1991. 25,000 inh. Mrs. Aliza Aharonson, director of municipal information centre, wrote me on 28 October as follows:

  1. The municipality has an official flag.
  2. Geographically speaking, the municipality is situated behind the "green line" [1967 border] and therefore it is not obligated to publish it in the Rashumot [official gazette] for protection of the symbols ["not obligated" is not entirely correct, there is no obligation to register symbols].
  3. Description of the flag [I guess she refers to the emblem]: the Salt Sea [i.e. Dead Sea], Jerusalem walls and Judea Mounts. The flag is consistent with the logo on the municipality stationary in the upper left side of the letter.
  4. Enclosed small flag [desk flag].
The emblem on the stationary (as well in the municipal homepage) is in blue-red colours. However, on the desk flag it appears in blue-green-gold, so I made it accordingly.

Dov Gutterman, 11 November 2001

The emblem of Ma'aleh Edumim has not been formally adopted. Israeli municipalities in areas occupied since 1967 cannot register their emblems. The reason is that those areas are not legally part of Israel and according to international law they are governed by decrees of the military commander of the areas. Many Israeli laws are in force in those municipalities when adopted there by the military commander, but the Symbols/Emblems Protection Act of 1974 is not one of them.

Dov Gutterman, 19 January 2003